The casting rumors for season 5 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have already been circling the internet. First, it was reported that Kim Richards, Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud would be fired. But in a recent interview, Kyle Richards told us that the topic of Kim leaving the show hasn’t ever been discussed and the rumors that Kyle threatened to quit if Kim was fired were completely false.
Now that part 1 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion has aired, there are more reports on what might happen with the cast for the upcoming season. LALATE is reporting that several of the women’s fate was to be determined by the network after seeing if they brought drama to the reunion special. According to the article, 20% of each Housewife’s salary is based on the reunion special, which usually takes at least 12 hours to film.
The site reports that THREE Housewives are likely to be demoted to a lesser ‘Friend of The Housewives’ role; Kim Richards, Carlton Gebbia and Yolanda Foster. The site reports that RHOBH ratings have been on a downward spiral since 2012 and the network usually cuts two to three cast members when ratings fall more in two consecutive seasons.
As we previously reported, Mohammed Hadid’s fiancee Shiva Safai is at the top of the network’s list to join the cast, especially because she is so close with Lisa Vanderpump.
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